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  1. That’s a nice surprise, never heard that version before. I saw Journey live last year, and this was their 2nd song in their set after opening with “Separate Ways.” Those guys put on a fantastic show. Schon & Cain still make their music sound effortless.
  2. Wow, hard to believe “Goodbye To You” wasn’t a Top 40 hit. That song was everywhere.
  3. I might know some guys who are really close to y’all’s booth who may be able to help with that. They’re also good to know in case things go wrong 😉
  4. Any time The Hound uses that word = 💰 “I bet his hair is greasier than Joffrey’s ####!”
  5. @Anarchy99, I’ve gotta say... Lee Harvey, you are a maaadman!! When you stole that cow, and your friend tried to make it with the cow. I want to party with you, cowboy. ::Stripes::
  6. I don’t read spoilers/fansites, nor listen to podcasts, but I’m thinking that next week: • The Crypts end up becoming an Alamo/fall back-type situation once the human armies become overwhelmed. NK or some WW meet their doom down there at the hands of Arya & her spear. Varys sees something in one of the Starks (Sansa or Jon), that convinces him to sway his support to one of them “for the good of the realm.” • Jon loses his dragon in battle, but hooks back up with Ghost to defend the Crypts. Ice dragon is killed, & Drogon takes a beating, leaving him as the last remaining dragon. Dany & Drogon take off to Dragonstone to lick their wounds. • Beric dies, & The Hound takes up his flaming sword, finally facing his fear of the fire and embracing the Lord of Light. He then uses the fire sword to ultimately kill ZombieMountain, repaying him for throwing him into the fire when they were kids. • Red Woman reappears before/during the battle to turn the tide with some prayers & magic (blessing some swords to “flame on” in battle - that’d be pretty sweet.) She dies helping save Davos & some others by buying them some time with fire magic. • Deus ex machina: some random wildlings show up & add a lot of much-needed numbers to the Winterfell armies. • Ser Brienne. Sigh. We hardly knew ye. Jamie lives. Tormund goes berserker on a zombie giant when she dies, and then falls in a glorious battle death. • Cersei gets a raven hearing about devastation in Winterfell. She makes plans to take out Dany at Dragonstone. Stage set for final three episodes...
  7. Springsteen “Atlantic City” The Band “Atlantic City” Bruce’s version is vintage Springsteen, telling a dark, listenable story. But Levon Helm changes the whole song by giving it a lighter air that sounds like there’s hope.
  8. “It Might Get Loud” is an awesome rainy day lazy Sunday watch. It’s also very good on weeknights, weekends, etc. If you haven’t seen it (and I can’t imagine anyone in this thread who hasn’t), go. Very cool doc with three legends swapping stories and licks.
  9. ... and known to rock the microphone.
  10. I’m very satisfied with the finale. The story kept me intrigued throughout the series, and in the end, we got our answers. The bar fight was out of place, but had some good one liners from Roland. The biggest mystery to me was how he ended up in the parking lot alone with a bottle of Jack from behind the bar with the pour spout still attached. In the end, the story was about Hays and his life spent on the case... not the case itself.
  11. I made a practice run of cooking one of these babies this year. 3lb, bone in. Room temp, seasoned with butter, kosher salt, cracked pepper, and minced garlic. I hit it at 500 degrees for 15 minutes, and then shut the oven off. Digital corded grill thermometer kept the temp for me. I pulled at 120 degrees, and foil tented while I made the au jus with drippings, red cooking wine, Worcester, and more cracked pepper. The flavor was excellent, and meat yielded a rare to medium rare cut. I was very happy with the results, and will be uppgrading to a much larger cut next time. This was too easy to turn out this great. Wow.
  12. Update: Richard was transferred (and suspended from work) yesterday. I mentioned that he and another coworker had words a couple of weeks ago. Richard was notorious for leaving messes in the common areas (food/trash), and personal items of his lying around (his jacket/backpack in random areas, work items used and not put away, etc). Our team repeatedly talked to him about this, and other teams got tired of it, and started putting his stuff “away” for him (moving his trash to his locker, or his randomly-left items in common areas in the way moved to another random but obvious location.) I counseled Richard about this, and spoke to the other supervisors about people moving his stuff. Well, Richard filed a complaint with upper management citing a “hostile work environment” in our building. He notified me of his intent to do so, but failed to address his issue with me first (which is our policy.) In his written complaint, he stated that other employees singled him out and picked on him. As I've stated before, he has a "victim mentality" when he'd been confronted or counseled. So after a meeting yesterday between Richard, me, my boss, and my boss’s boss, the decision was made to move Richard ASAP. I had requested this to my boss a couple of weeks ago, compete with documentation of his performance and my counseling sessions with him. He was told that his complaint of “hostile work” did not mean what he thought it meant. During this meeting, he also received discipline for a safety violation (damage to work equipment due to his carelessness), as well as for him using a week's worth of sick leave that he tried to support with a doctor's office note (that didn't match the duration of his absence.) He'll be suspended without pay for the latter. Richard was told to report for work next week at a different location while management investigated all of his “issues” and incidents. He won’t be with our team effective immediately, and I hope the guy gets help from his next supervisor, as well as the department itself. I was told not to contact his next supervisor, that my boss and my documentation would speak for me. And since he’s been moved, he obviously won’t be around during our gift exchange. But if he had been, I’d decided to go with gift cards for both Richard and the team, and then to give out the custom team gear to the remainder of the team after he’d transferred out. I feel that would have been the option that suited everyone equally, and then rewarded the rest of the team as a “bonus” their work and positive production. I saw lots of good sound common sense advice from y'all in here, and appreciate the overall sentiment of being the bigger person and showing love to everyone. Thanks, FFA!
  13. This has been my biggest concern throughout the past month. I have a solid crew of experienced and new folks alike, including a guy who transferred in two weeks ago from another employer.
  14. I can’t top GM’s tale, but one night in high school after working my grocery store job I stopped at Sonic for a burger. Saw that they had a “Brown Bag Special” of 2 burgers, 2 fries, and 2 drinks for like 6 bucks. Ate the first burger in the car, then drove home with the plan of eating all of the fries, and saving the other burger in the fridge for the next day (high school food planning.) By the time I got home, all the fries were gone, with a burger and drink left. Walked inside, sat in front of the TV, and finished off burger #2 and the other drink. Fell asleep watching Arsenio.
  15. Company pride stuff. Police/fire/military logo. Folks regularly wear T-shirts/hats off the job.